Monday, August 16, 2010

Staff Infection: Mapology Mixtape

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been on a proper adventure, so I felt especially lucky when I had the opportunity to see a handful of old friends while traveling through the East Coast over the past two weeks. I met my best friend in New York City, where we drove down to Philly for a day trip to see historical things (the Liberty Bell was especially cool) and eat something the locals call “water ice.” From there, we shot straight back up to New York to say a proper goodbye to the Big Apple. As a lover of pop culture (and closet watcher of MTV's Jersey Shore), I may or may not have fist-pumped my way over the New Jersey border. The next morning, we headed up to the open air mall of Burlington, Vermont and saw more Sugar Maple trees than we could count. We arrived in Lebanon, New Hampshire as the sun was setting and crashed with our old friends, The River City Rebels, before trekking down to Boston for the weekend, the birthplace of life, liberty, freedom, and The Cars. Once our friends clued us in that “The T” was not a beverage, Boston became a little easier to maneuver and we spent a few days roaming around Harvard Square. We took the long way home to hit our last stop on the trip, Providence, before making our way back to Detroit. To pass the thirteen hours we spent in the car, we alternated between listening to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on tape and these little traveling ditties:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Maps” from Fever to Tell
The National, “Runaway” from High Violet
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, “Walking To Do” from Shake the Streets
Grand Archives, “Sleepdriving” from Grand Archives
Neutral Milk Hotel, “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
The Thrills, “Just Traveling Through” from So Much For The City

Each Monday a different Green Light Go staff member will let you in on what songs have infected their ears for the week, while giving you the opportunity to share in the experience yourself.

This week: Lauren Roberts, Green Light Go Talent Coordinator/Publicity Client Scout

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